April 9, 2023

A20: The Resurrection of the Lord, Year A (2023)

Jim Somerville

On Easter Sunday we celebrate the good news of Jesus’ resurrection, but that’s not all. In 1 Corinthians 15 the Apostle Paul reminds us that we, too, will be raised from the dead. “How can some of you say there is no resurrection?” he asks, horrified. “If there is no resurrection from the dead then Christ has not been raised, and if Christ has not been raised then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain!” For Paul, everything hangs on the Resurrection of Jesus, including whatever lies ahead for us. Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, tries to take the doctrine of bodily resurrection as seriously as Paul does in this Easter Sunday sermon, and finds in that doctrine the kind of hope that helps us look to the future without fear.

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